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Where are you today and where do you want to be tomorrow? We recognize that a lasting relationship starts by listening and understanding your priorities and concerns. We'll work together to look at the big picture, discuss your vision for the future and help you confidently pursue your life goals.

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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Christopher L. Cannon

    Christopher Cannon

    Executive Director

    Market Director

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    Chris joined UBS in 2002 and currently leads the firm's East Tennessee wealth management businesses in Knoxville and Tri-Cities. Chris enjoys being actively involved in the business and personal lives of the UBS Knoxville team members and serving as their champion internally and externally. Previously Chris served as the Assistant Market Head for the Tennessee Kentucky Market based in the firm’s Nashville offices. While living in New York City, he served as a Management Training Advisor and Regional Development Officer, both part of New Financial Advisor Development at UBS . Subsequently, as a Senior Practice Management Consultant, he facilitated development programs and consulted for the firm's most high performing financial advisors and teams across the United States. He began his career at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, there he received multiple performance awards. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in finance and a MBA, both awarded from East Tennessee State University. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Christian Academy of Knoxville and previously the Knoxville Museum of Art. Chris adores his wife Esha and their 11 year old son Alex and currently reside in west Knoxville, TN. Chris enjoys cheering on Alex's athletic and academic endeavors and prioritizes faith, family and impact.

          800 South Gay Street
          Suite 2600
          Knoxville, TN 37929
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          Cheryl Nelson

          Director

          Market Administrative Officer

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          As a Market Administrative Officer of the South Central Market, Cheryl is responsible for the leadership and development of the administrative team and support staff. She ensures the day-to-day operations of the business run effectively and efficiently. She has spent the past 15 years of her career at UBS Financial Services serving various roles in client service, supervisory and administrative management. She leverages her leadership experience from her prior roles as Market Supervisory Officer and her relationship building experience as a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate to deliver a high level of service to each employee and client through consistent and thoughtful communication. With over 24 years of experience in the financial industry, Cheryl is passionate and committed to helping clients reach their wealth management goals and loves assisting employees and clients as they maneuver through life's daily challenges. She also enjoys being involved in the local community through volunteering with CASA and Junior Achievement.

          Cheryl holds Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses and Series 9 & 10 supervisory licenses. She also holds her insurance license for health, life, and variable annuities.


          Cheryl and her husband, Mike, have one teenage son, Connor, three grown daughters, Madison, Morgan, and Kaitlin, three grandchildren, Ansleigh, Hunter and Hayden, and four dogs. Cheryl loves spending time with her family, dogs, and watching her son play baseball.

                800 South Gay Street
                Suite 2600
                Knoxville, TN 37929
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                Leigh Galloway

                Associate Director

                Supervisory Officer

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                      214 East Mountcastle Drive
                      Suite 1700
                      Johnson City, TN 37601
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                      Missy Sexton

                      Authorized Officer

                      Assistant Operations Manager

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                      Missy Sexton is often referred to as the operational backbone of The Knoxville, TN Branch. She currently serves as an Assistant Operations Manager in the West Processing Center and is committed to providing the highest level of customer service possible. With over 30 years in the industry, Missy has consistently shown her dedication and care for clients and team members.

                      Born and raised in Ohio, Missy enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard and was active for over 20 years in a combat heavy engineer battalion serving one tour in Iraq. During her time in the National Guard, she studied elementary education which developed into a life-long passion for helping youth learn and succeed.

                      Believing in giving back to her community, Missy volunteers her time with Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, Ronald McDonald House, Karm, and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. As well as DIY home improvement projects, she also enjoys hiking, running, spending time with her three dogs, and playing classical piano. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters.

                            800 South Gay Street
                            Suite 2600
                            Knoxville, TN 37929
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                            Jackie Belair

                            Trade & Processing Specialist

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                                    800 South Gay Street
                                    Suite 2600
                                    Knoxville, TN 37929
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                                    Tyler Pope

                                    Branch Office Administrator

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                                      Tyler is a recent graduate from Tennessee Technological University, where he majored in general management. He began his professional career in banking and joined UBS in 2022 as the Branch Office Administrator. In this role, Tyler leads on hospitality for clients and all UBS team members. 

                                      Tyler and his wife Haley reside in Maryville.  In their spare time, they love to play tug-of-war with their dogs Ace and Moose, snuggle up on the couch with a good book and a cat in their laps, or admire their zoo of their smaller furry friends.

                                            800 South Gay Street
                                            Suite 2600
                                            Knoxville, TN 37929

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